Crime

Rap video leads to stabbing in Gonzales

A man was stabbed during the production of a rap music video in Gonzales Monday, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff identifies JPSO deputy injured in shooting

Teen faces arson charge in connection with Brady St. house fire

Deputies: St. Amant man arrested after stealing boat, trailer

Four teenagers arrested in Gonzales vehicle burglaries

AMBER ALERT CANCELED: 3-year-old girl found safe; suspect in custody

Young girl caught on camera stealing package off MD front porch

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Deputy shot in Metairie identified, reward increased for info on suspect

‘Your instinct is to protect’: Man fired from CVS after tackling robber

Person shot in Iberville Parish drive-by shooting

Man arrested in kidnapping, murder of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Package thief in Ascension Parish

Sheriff: Wife calls 911 to report she shot husband; man pronounced dead on scene

  Man who plowed into Charlottesville crowd found guilty of first degree murder

The final witness was not in court late Thursday morning, however, causing a delay in the trial and an extended lunch break.

CAUGHT: Hammond man accused in fatal Chloe Drive shooting

The Tangipahoa Sheriff’s Department has arrested Christopher Orlando Bell Sr., 36, of Hammond, in connection to the shooting.

Man accused of groping woman at L’Auberge

A man was arrested early Friday morning at L’Auberge Casino Hotel allegedly groping a woman on the dance floor.

Houston man facing contractor fraud charges

The homeowner reportedly paid $12,000 for work that was never finished.

Caddo Sheriff asking why accused double murderer was out on parole

3 wanted after reported armed robbery on SU campus

Sheriff: Hammond man beaten, robbed during violent home invasion planned by ‘friend’

Man indicted for killing woman trying to save her dog

Former APSO deputy arrested for smuggling cell phone into jail

Police identify Texas man found shot to death in abandoned house; no arrests made

Criminologist warns carjacking crimes are on the rise

Friends and family of recent victims know that if a suspect is intent on getting away in a car, it can come at a devastating price.

NOPD: Person of interest sought in rapper Young Greatness killing

Brett Scipio is not currently a suspect in the case, but police believe he may have information about the Oct. killing of Theodore Jones.

5 accused of stealing over $18K worth of goods in St. Helena Parish

Deputies with the St. Helena Parish Sheriff’s Office say they arrested five people in connection with a rash of burglaries in the parish.

Police looking for man accused of robbing 2 food marts at gunpoint

Detectives with the Baton Rouge Police Department are currently searching for a man who allegedly robbed two food marts.

Angola employee reportedly caught with meth during shakedown

A former employee at Louisiana State Penitentiary has been arrested on drug charges.

$25M bond set for man accused of possession of child porn

Bond has been set at $25 million for a man accused on more than 1,000 counts of possession of child pornography.

  Florida man wanted in fraud investigation in Tangipahoa and Livingston parishes

A man from Sarasota, Florida is wanted in Tangipahoa and Livingston parishes after authorities say he took payments from victims under a fake business and making fraudulent purchases.

Sheriff’s deputy shot during attempted carjacking

An Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office sergeant was shot during an attempted carjacking in New Orleans East.

Baby gets 3rd-degree burns after being left in sink; mother charged

A baby is recovering after receiving third-degree burns from a bath in the sink.

WANTED: 4 accused of shoplifting from Watson Walmart

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for four people accused of stealing merchandise from the Watson Walmart.

Search of Morgan City home yields drugs, counterfeit money; woman arrested

A Morgan City woman is behind bars after officials discovered numerous drugs and counterfeit bills at her home.

Jesuits to release list of clergy credibly accused of abuse

Later this week we will learn about clergy credibly accused of child sex abuse at Jesuit High School and other Jesuit institutions in the New Orleans area.

Teenager killed in shooting on Jackson Avenue

One person was critically injured Tuesday night in a shooting on Jackson Avenue, emergency officials say.

You’ve been hacked: Now what do you do?

Know the steps to take if you get hacked or your personal information is compromised.

Xavier officers placed on administrative leave after incident in cafeteria

Students say Xavier University officers used excessive force on campus Monday night (Dec. 3), and the university now confirms that two officers have been placed on paid administrative leave.

UPDATE: Slidell Police arrest couple accused of stealing veteran’s motorized scooter, iPhone from Walmart parking lot

A couple is accused of finding the veteran's scooter in the parking lot, returning it to the store and then coming back to steal it.

ARRESTED: Man accused of stealing truck from business after arriving on bicycle

John Ford Reed was arrested Tuesday, December 4 while allegedly panhandling in the 2700 block of Canal Boulevard in New Orleans.

Mystikal gets new attorney, judge

The case against Louisiana rapper Mystikal continues on - but now with some changes.

Four West Baton Rouge Parish deputies arrested after inmate escape investigations

Authorities are hosting a press conference at 11 a.m. Tuesday nearly a week after the arrests of deputies connected to multiple inmate escapes.

Houston mother accused of drowning, decapitating 5-year-old son

The woman reportedly confessed to drowning her son in a recorded interview with authorities.

Baton Rouge Theater issues warning about phony, overpriced ticket scam plaguing ‘Nutcracker’ opening

Customers wishing to see The Nutcracker - A Tale from the Bayou at the Baton Rouge Ballet theater are urged to be on the lookout for ticket scalpers who may be selling tickets for double the face value.

Marchers call for transparency, accountability following controversial arrest of Brusly teen

Marchers hit the streets Monday night before flooding a Brusly Town Hall meeting to ask questions and call for transparency following the controversial arrest of a 14-year-old student at Brusly Middle School.

Three men charged for roles in overdose death at sober living facility

Three men have been charged for their alleged role in the overdose death of their housemate in a Baton Rouge sober living facility.

Kareem Hunt accused in Kansas City night club attack; alleged victim did not press charges

Another incident has surfaced involving former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt allegedly attacking someone.

Woman fatally stabbed after giving money to apparent young mother in need

Police say after the good Samaritan rolled down her window to give the woman money, a man approached, tried to take the victim’s wallet and stabbed her in the chest.

LSP concludes Brusly Middle arrest case

Louisiana State Police (LSP) have completed their investigation into the controversial arrest of a student at Brusly Middle School.

Suspect from 25-year-old murder case dies in jail awaiting trial

Tommy Francise, 63, of Plaquemine, was arrested in October 2016 for the murders of Curtis “Cochise” Smith in 1991 and George Barrett Jr. in 2002. Both men worked for Francise at one point.

Teen hammer attacker sentenced to life in prison

He was also sentenced for attempted murder of the dead man's wife

Xavier student takes investigation into her own hands after falling victim to carjackers

The Xavier University junior was stopped at a light when a car rear ended her. When she got out to check for damage, the thief hopped into her car and drove away.

Man dies after being found shot in Baton Rouge home; BRPD investigating

The shooting happened in Zion City near Plank Road

Police: Woman picked up knives off MO store shelf, fatally stabbed stranger

Police believe the suspect chose a victim at random from the customers inside the store.

Parking attendant robbed at gunpoint in New Orleans

A parking lot attendant was putting boots on vehicles when he was robbed.

Burned body found in Shreveport

Just before 6:00 a.m., members of the Shreveport Fire Department were dispatched to reports of a grass fire in the 3100 block of Murphy Street. While they were extinguishing the fire, they located the burned remains.

Man burns to death after crashing carjacked car into gas station pump, shooting in air

The car had been reported carjacked from a different jurisdiction earlier today.

NOPD: Man stabbed while attempting to stop woman from walking out on tab

The New Orleans Police Department has arrested a woman after they say she stabbed a man who attempted to stop her from walking out on her tab in a French Quarter restaurant.

Third case of fatal deer disease sparks reminder of carcass importation bans

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks confirmed a 2-year-old doe harvested in Issaquena County is the third deer to test positive for chronic wasting disease since January 2018.

Suspect wanted for allegedly spending $7k+ with stolen credit cards

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a person they say stole a couple of credit cards from an unlocked vehicle and used them to make about $7,000 worth of fraudulent purchases.

Reward increased for information in case of man whose body was found in trunk of his car in Lower 9th Ward

Family and friends of 29-year-old Justin Galatoire Frey Jr. have raised the reward, which now stands at $7,500 for information that leads to an arrest in the case. It expires on Nov. 30, 2020.

  4th suspect arrested for involvement in child pornography case

Four people have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a child pornography case, say officials with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Man facing murder charge from 2017 deadly shooting now charged with attempted murder in recent shooting

A man currently awaiting trial in connection with a deadly shooting in 2017 is now charged in a shooting that happened in October, according to court documents.

Report: Man arrested in connection with Uptown bar fight after ‘bragging’ on social media

Ryan Lee, 20, was booked with second degree battery Tuesday, which police say is more than a year after the incident in the 7600 block of Maple Street.

Two children shot on State Street in front of UMMC; police searching for suspect

According to Jackson Police Chief James Davis this is not an active shooter situation. One child was shot on State Street and driven onto the campus of UMMC. The shooter is on the loose and police are actively searching.

WBR deputies arrested in connection to multiple inmate escapes, more arrests possible

Two deputies employed with the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office were arrested for malfeasance in office in connection to an investigation into a recent escape by an inmate.

Accused child rapist indicted in Mother’s Day crime spree

District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (Nov. 29) secured an indictment against a man accused of terrorizing six children and sexually assaulting three of them during a nine-hour crime spree on Mother’s Day.

WBR escaped inmate caught in Baton Rouge

Michael Jones, 41, of Baton Rouge, was serving time for an armed robbery.

Son of Baton Rouge serial killer arrested in fatal shooting

East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office authorities announced Wednesday they arrested the son of Baton Rouge serial killer, Derrick Todd Lee, last week in connection with the shooting death of 16-year-old, Valentae Brooks.

Detectives seeking mother of newborn found in trash

Sheriff Daniel Edwards will hold a news conference Thursday at 1 p.m. to provide updates on the investigation into the baby’s death.

Woman arrested after foster child forced to wear electric dog collar, police say

A Myrtle Beach woman was arrested after allegedly forcing a 6-year-old foster child to wear an electric dog collar.

Body found believed to be kidnapped North Carolina teen

Investigators involved with the search for Hania Aguilar say a body found less than 10 miles from where she was reportedly kidnapped nearly three weeks ago is believed to be the NC teen.

WANTED: Manager accused of stealing more than $35k from convenience store

The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man accused of stealing more than $35,000 from his employer.

Deadly carjacking of pastor’s wife shakes neighborhood to its core

“I heard the sirens, and it was constant. It was a constant sound of sirens when it happened flying past our house,” said Allison Baehr. Those sirens were for Jeannot Plessy.

Numerous firearms, 7.5 g of meth seized from Greensburg man

The St. Helena Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Greensburg man after he was found to be in possession of drugs and weapons.

CAUGHT: Tips result in out-of-state arrests of suspects in Baton Rouge deadly shooting

The Baton Rouge Police Department reported John Simpson, 24, and James-Michael Johnson, 23, have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of Westley Pullins, 37, of Baton Rouge, on Barber Street on November 12.

2-year-old found abandoned near Slidell Motel, father arrested

Around 8 p.m. Tuesday Slidell Police responded to Days Inn after receiving reports of a child wandering in the roadway with no pants or shoes.

Video gamer arrested after fellow online player says he overheard alleged rape

A 16-year-old boy told authorities he overheard a man, with whom he was playing “Grand Theft Auto” online, assault a teenage girl during a break in gameplay.

Man accused of killing neighbor’s caged dog for attacking his own dog

The suspect said the neighbor’s pit bull escaped and bit his Chihuahua, causing it severe injuries and an $8,000 bill from the veterinarian.

More police, body cams to hit streets of Baton Rouge in 2019

More police officers and more body cameras will hit the streets of Baton Rouge next year.

Prairieville physician’s assistant pleads guilty in role of distributing thousands of oxycodone pills

A physician’s assistant from Prairieville pleaded guilty Tuesday, November 27 for his role in illegally distributing thousands of oxycodone pills, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ).